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you a clip. this is president clinton talking to me at the cgi last september about his own dealings with vladimir putin because it seems to me that trust in putin right now is absolutely key. listen to this. >> mr. putin has got -- he's very smart. >> you know him better than most people. >> yeah, i do. >> what was he like behind closed doors away from sort of the public utterances? >> smart and remarkably -- we had a really good, blunt relationship. >> how blunt? >> brutally blunt. >> did putin ever renege on a personal agreement made to you? >> no, he did not. >> behind closed doors he could be trusted. >> he kept his word in all the deals we made. >> i found that fascinating insight into that relationship and into the character of putin. and i remember bill clinton going on to say that what you had to be weary of with putin was making any public pronouncements as the american president or any world leader which exposed to him to any sense of ridicule and embarrassment losing faith with his own people. taking it to the current situation, what should we make about the reality of pu
's borders. this was a bipartisan policy. clinton began, bush continued it, obama carried it on. during this period. 14 years he's been in power, putin made one point repeatedly. i have two red lines. you remember the red lines, obama used to have one in syria. putin means his. one red line is in the former soviet republic of georgia, you'll recall we had a war there in 2008, a proxy war. the other and far more important was in ukraine. i believe by the approach we've taken by ukraine. we meaning washington and the eu, that we have crossed his red line. fareed is right, it's not a good thing when guys in black masks are running around. they began running around in kiev when we overthrew the elected government there. >> okay, let's play a clip from president obama before i come back to you, this is him talking about the situation today, when he met israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> i think the world is largely united in recognizing that the steps russia has taken are a violation of ukraine's sovereignty. ukraine's territorial integrity, they're a violation of international la
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